Strawberries — F.o.b.s as of May 19

SANTA MARIA, CALIF., DISTRICT — Shipments (276-267-288) — Movement expected to increase. Trading early active, late fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. Flats of 12 1-pint baskets medium-large $14. Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large $10-11. Organic: flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large $16-17. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wide range in quality.

SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF., DISTRICT — Shipments (118-168-231) — Movement expected to increase. Trading early active, late fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. Flats of 12 1-pint baskets medium-large $14. Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large $10-11. Organic: Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large $16-17. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wide range in quality.

OXNARD, CALIF., DISTRICT — Shipments (194-92-80) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading early fairly active, late moderate. Prices organic lower, others unchanged. Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids small-medium $9-10. Organic: flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids small-medium mostly $15-16. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wide range in quality. Many shippers have finished for the season.

EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (6-8-5) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices slightly lower. Flats of 8 1-pound containers with lids medium-large $13-13.50. Includes palletizing and cooling.


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